Having your own blog isn’t just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone—from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street—has a blog. They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to have one. But to actually build a good blog—to create a blog people want to read—takes thought, planning, and some effort. From picking a theme and using tags to choosing widgets and building a community, creating your blog really starts after you’ve set it up. In Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you’ll learn how to: Install and get your WordPress site running. Set up your site to ensure it can easily grow with you and your readers. Be the master of user accounts. Manage your site with the WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plug-ins. Make the most of images. Work with pages, templates, and links and—of course—publish your posts. Use custom post types and taxonomies to bend WordPress to your will. Deal with comments—if you even want readers commenting at all. Find a theme and make it your own.
Packed with information, this inexpensive guide will quickly get you going with your the Kindle Fire. You'll learn how to set up and find your way around your Fire, use multitouch gestures, access the cloud, browse the web with Silk, and manage your device. Table of Contents Introduction A Tablet by Any Other Name Touching Fire Your First Kindle Fire Moments Accessing the Cloud Browsing with Silk and the Cloud Managing Your Kindle Fire
This task-based tutorial and reference guide is packed with practical guidance for people who want to jump in and start using the Kindle Fire. Written by Scott McNulty--known for his in-depth knowledge of and enthusiasm for the Kindle platform--this essential companion features eye-catching graphics and screen-shots and a clean design to help readers get the most out of Amazon's touchscreen tablet. Scott guides Kindle Fire users through Amazon's rich content ecosystem, showing readers how to: Purchase or rent movies and TV shows Find and download popular apps and games Buy and read books found in the Kindle bookstore Take advantage of Amazon Prime to stream videos Use the built-in email app with Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and other popular services Surf the web with Fire's Silk browser Store books, movies, music, and apps in the Amazon Cloud In addition, Scott offers plenty of tips and tricks for getting the most from the Kindle Fire.
Today, it seems everyone—from multinational corporations to your kid’s second-grade teacher—has a blog. They all have one, in part, because they have information they want to share with others—from customers and clients to neighbors and parents. But to actually build a good blog—to create a blog people want to read—takes thought, planning, and some effort. From picking the right TypePad plan and working with domains to managing posts and building a community, creating a successful blog involves making critical decisions at each step. In this book by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you’ll learn how to: Set up your account and work with blog-specific settings. Customize your blog to fit your personal or business needs. Manage your site with TypePad’s Dashboard. Monitor and make sense of traffic. Work with pages and—of course—publish your posts. Deal with comments, manage trackbacks, and handle comment spam. Find a stock theme—or customize one yourself. Work with images and photos.
Google+ brings together the best of social networking services and lets you share ideas, photos, and links with your friends, your acquaintances, your family—even your fantasy league or book group—with control over what you share and who you share it with. In this essential handbook to Google+, author Scott McNulty shows you how to set up circles, follow streams, join hangouts, and share photos. You learn how to: Set up your profile. Create and manage your circles. Share links, photos, video—even your location (or not). Take control of your stream, including how to mute and block unwanted posts. Join a hangout or start one yourself. Share notes, Google Docs, and your screen in a hangout. Upload photos and create and manage albums. Go mobile with Google+ apps for iOS and Android. To keep up with Google’s constantly changing social site, check out www.peachpit.com/googleplusguide for news on updates to Google+.
The Kindle Pocket Guide covers all facets of the Kindle. Everything readers need to know about the device and the software and what's possible. The Kindle for iPhone app for iPhone and iPod Touch are also covered.
Your Mac is chock-full of movies, TV shows, and music, and that’s great. But what about that big old high-definition TV in the living room or the radio in the bathroom? How do you get your music to stream to every room in the house? In this project, I show you how. This is a single short project. Other single short projects available for individual sale include: Childproof your Mac, with Mac OS X Lion Secure your Mac, with Mac OS X Lion Manage passwords, with 1Password Spruce up iTunes, by adding album art and lyrics and removing duplicate songs Video conferencing, with Mac OS X Lion In addition, many more projects can be found in the 240 page The Mac OS X Lion Project Book.
Remembering passwords is a pain, but having to change every account’s password because one of your accounts got hacked is an even bigger hassle. That’s why allowing your Mac to manage your passwords for you makes everything so much easier—not to mention more secure. It saves you time, too. A whole cottage industry of applications can store and manage passwords for you. The best of the bunch is AgileBits’ 1Password. This is a single short project. Other single short projects available for individual sale include: Childproof your Mac, with Mac OS X Lion Secure your Mac, with Mac OS X Lion Spruce up iTunes, by adding album art and lyrics and removing duplicate songs Video conferencing, with Mac OS X Lion Powering your home theater from your Mac In addition, many more projects can be found in the 240 page The Mac OS X Lion Project Book.
The power of Lion, at your fingertips. With the new Multi-Touch gestures in Mac OS X Lion, you can swipe, pinch, and tap your way to managing your Mac and organizing your life. Want your pictures to stand out? Grab files off the Mac at home while on the road? Tune out distractions? In this practical hands-on guide to Mac OS X Lion, you learn how to Throw away your DVDs: Encode an entire season of your favorite TV shows and manage the episodes from iTunes. Stay in touch: Have a video chat with far-off friends with iChat Theatre. Captivate your audience: Make a vacation slideshow that doesn’t stink. Keep your relatives informed: Build a family website with RapidWeaver. Survive the crash: Create an easy and comprehensive backup plan to secure your personal photos, movies, music, and more. Express yourself: Write and record podcasts worth listening to. Plus many more useful projects—both big and small—to help you do stuff with Mac OS X Lion.
Perhaps you have a couple of kids, and you want them to be able to use your Mac, but you don’t want them to have access to certain Web sites or applications. That’s where Parental Controls come in. Parental Controls allow you to create separate accounts for people and limit exactly what those account holders can do. You can even set the times during which one of those accounts is allowed to log in to Lion and limit the account holder’s email or chat contacts. In this project, I show you how. This is a single short project. Other single short projects available for individual sale include: Manage passwords, with 1Password Secure your Mac, with Mac OS X Lion Spruce up iTunes, by adding album art and lyrics and removing duplicate songs Video conferencing, with Mac OS X Lion Powering your home theater from your Mac In addition, many more projects can be found in the 240 page The Mac OS X Lion Project Book.